Name of Church St. Timothy Church

Address 10425 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone number 310-474-1216


Mass times Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30, 9 & 10:30 a.m. and noon. Holy days: vigil, 6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 4 – 5 p.m.; First Fridays, 20 minutes before 7:30 a.m. Mass; and by appointment.

Names of priests Fr. Paul Vigil, pastor. Fr. Vigil is a Los Angeles native who attended the local seminary. He was appointed St. Timothy’s pastor in 2009.

Special parish groups Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, Women’s Club.

Devotions Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, Monday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m. through the 8 a.m. Mass, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction until 9 a.m.; Novena for Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on Mondays at 8 a.m.

Music Depends on the Mass; cantor & organ, piano. The St. Timothy Adult Choir sings traditional music at the 10:30 a.m. Mass; listen to them here:

School Yes, grades K-8.

Parking Park at the school or on the street if the lot fills up on Sundays.

Cry room Yes, in the front near the altar area.

Additional observations This is one of Los Angeles’ most beautiful churches from a bygone era. It was completed in 1949 in the Spanish Renaissance style. Its interior includes a gold leaf altarpiece, believed to have been made in Spain in the 1600s. Two of its statues, one of the Virgin Mary and the other of St. Joseph, were acquired from Twentieth Century Fox Studios, having appeared in the 1946 motion picture, “The Jolson Story,” in a scene set at St. Mary’s Home for Boys. The parish was home to many artisans from MGM and Fox movie studios, and these parishioners created many of the church’s decorative features, including the ornate gold-plated tabernacle. Carpenters from Twentieth Century Fox build the pews located in the nave of the church. It has 67 stained glass windows and many old oil paintings.   For additional information about the interior art, see the parish website. Its pastors have included Bishop John J. Ward, who served 1963-96.